Friday, July 08, 2005
Where In the World Am I?
I've been travelling through one small pastoral town after another, along fields of corn, asparagus and vineyards. We've been staying with Karl's brother and new sister-in-law whose wedding we attended last Friday and his whole family has been driving around together for the past week. We've been eating like, well, pigs which is a primary staple here. Two days ago Karl and I were in a ski resort town known for its quaint medieval beauty, whose name is likened to dairy products (at least in the US) and the country is known for its neutrality. We are 3 hours different from England. Tomorrow we're driving to one of the oldest cities on the continent to visit (more) castles and churches. I have had a ball finding yarn stores. Yarn and needles are available even in the large department and drug stores. There is a yarn store in just about every town! And I've found bargains...I picked up 15 skeins of Gedifra "Golden Tweed" for less than $4 USD per skein...OK, that was on sale but still. Lots of sock yarns too. An interesting difference in the availability of needle sizes. For example, there are no US #1's around, only 1 1/2. I will have pictures when I come back but can you guess where I've been?